Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

And to all a good night!  :)


I can't believe that tonight is Christmas Eve, since to me it only feels like November!  I just wanted to wish all of my blogging friends and visitors a very Merry Christmas!

Since I am so far behind, I snuck in one last card last night, which my sweet cousin was hand-delivering tonight on the other side of the city, thanks Heather!

I've again used this adorable MFT Christmas Caroler in red.  I love colouring in reds, and what better time of year for them?


I've used the current sketch from MFT and kept it very CAS.  The tab is MFT's File Tab die-namic.


And now I am off to relax with my family and enjoy our Christmas Eve together!  Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

Challenges:
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Christmas Cheer
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year
Party Time Tuesday - Use Ribbon
iCopic - Last Minute Holiday
The Squirrel & The Fox - Christmas

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian when...

  You think 2 degrees is a beautiful day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tilda Sends Her Love


I absolutely love the new Magnolia Christmas stamps this year, but there just hasn't been enough time to play lately!  This Tilda with Snow Heart is one of my favourites of the collection, and these Authentique papers are my favourite Christmas papers this year too, so I just had to pair them together!


I absolutely love the May Arts silk ribbon, and have been hoarding this red ribbon for months now, saving it for Christmas!  As much as it killed me to cut into it, I guess I couldn't save it forever!  :)  I've also used some Dazzling Diamonds and Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter to add some sparkle and shine.

Copic colours:  skin- E000, 00, 21, 11 hair- E41, 31, 34, 35 dress etc- R37, 37, 39 
scarf etc- YG61, 63, 67 shoes- E41, 42, 43, 44 airbrushed background - T0, 1

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - sketch... Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season... Cupcake Craft Challenges - don't look into the light... iCopic - Holidays... Totally Gorjuss - Let it Snow... ABC Challenge - F is for Frosty... ABC Christmas - Yippee it's almost Christmas... Inky Impressions - Winter Fun... Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Merry Christmas... Pixie Cottage - Anything Christmas... The Squirrel & The Fox - Christmas... 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You participated in "Participaction." (I did.  Raise your hand if you did, too!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peace, love, joy

I am still plodding away at my Christmas cards!  Eventually they might even make their way into the mail! :O  

For my card today, I thought I'd go a non-traditional route and picked purple for Candle Emma by C.C. Designs.  It's not a colour I use very often, and sometimes it's fun to break away from the norm and play!

The sentiment is from Amy R's Merry & Bright sentiment set, also from C.C. Designs, which is probably my most used Christmas sentiment set of all.  The papers are Bo Bunny Christmas papers from last year's collection.

What ever you do though, don't look too closely at my stitching... my sewing machine and I have a love hate relationship... I love stitching, but my sewing machine hates me :)  Maybe next year I'll have to ask Santa for a new sewing machine.  Since our tv died suddenly, I knew what I was asking for this year!

Challenges:
The Sketchy Challenges - sketch
Let's Ink It Up - Christmas projects
Hanna & Friends - Wintercard
All That Scraps - Anything Goes

I hope you are finding some time to enjoy the season in all the rush!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, color, etc.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Twas 2 weeks before Christmas...

Is anyone else shuddering in terror at the realization that there are only 2 weeks until Christmas day? Eeek! Our tree is up, but we've barely started our shopping, I don't have my cards in the mail, and the house looks like a bomb went off!  Double eeek!  And rather than tackle those things, instead I went on a cooking binge.  So far I made 36 cups of spaghetti sauce Friday, and about 45 cups of chili on Saturday.  I think today Sloppy Joe filling is in the works.  My freezer is going to be stuffed with easy meals :)  

This week at Paper Sundaes our challenge is Anything Christmas, and since I am so far behind, I knew I'd better play along!  :)  If you're behind too, I hope you'll come and join us!


I did finally steal some time to ink up a few of my new Magnolias from this year's Christmas Collection. This cutie is Winter Tilda.  I've paired her up with some new to me Bo Bunny papers.


I've used some Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges of the papers.  The sentiment is from CC Designs.  I've purposely kept this card clean and simple, with just a bit of ribbon and a few pearls.  Nice and flat for mailing!  :)

Copic Colours:  
skin- E000, 00, 21, 11 hair- Y32, YR21, 23, E31 clothes - B32, 34, 37, 39, 42 shoes - E34, 35, 37, 39, misc - T0, 1, W00, 0, 1, 3

I've used a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on her trim too, I always like to add a bit of sparkle to Christmas cards :)

challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends - Wintercard
Simply Magnolia - Christmas Challenge

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 Your barbeque sometimes doubles as a second freezer.  (My chili is sitting in it cooling as I type!  Hopefully it doesn't freeze solid by morning :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wishing You a Little Christmas


While I am away this weekend, I still had to join in my fellow DT members to showcase our new Paper Sundaes challenge that starts today.  After all, I love MFT, and I love our Sundae Bars!  This week at Paper Sundaes, we've chosen your topping options as red, stripes, die cuts and stitching.  I have gone with the stripes and die cuts :)


I've used MFT's Sending You A Little Christmas as well as their Icicle Border as my die cut topping.  The sentiment is from MFT's Triple Scoop promo from November, which ends any moment, but will be released with the December stamps.


I've used tons of glitter too... Dazzling diamonds on her fur trim, and Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter for the snow.

Challenges:
Dutch Dare - sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Let It Snow
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Christmas with pearls
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle
Let's Ink It Up - Christmas Projects

Now I am off to bed, since I have to get up in 5 hours for another long, long day!  Hopefully by Tuesday I am in full on Christmas mode... cleaning, shopping, and making the rest of my Christmas cards!  My blog should be picking up by mid week :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly."

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